HOWARD — The East Knox School Board is just under a month away from finding out if the school district passes the bond issue they need to help renovate the school buildings.

“We’re eagerly awaiting the Nov. 5 election,” Stephen Larcomb, East Knox’ superintendent, said. The bond levy would be a 37-year levy with 3.3 mills. This means a homeowner would pay 33 cents for every $100 of tax evaluation on their home.

The school board Thursday had to revise their contract with Mount Vernon City Schools in the shared student transportation services provided by Knox Area Transit to Boundless Knox for the school year at $76.78 per day.

This is following last month’s meeting when they approved the price of $30.10 per day. Larcomb said that the price went up due to having to split the cost of paying the aide who rides the bus with the students. In the previous contract, he said, Mount Vernon Schools was going to cover the entire cost of the aide. The school board approved the new contract.

The first readings of several updated NEOLA Policies were given. These updates are apart of the semi-annual updates that NEOLA produces every year. They included updates to the Tobacco Policies, employment issues, graduation requirements, and attendance among other things.

Treasurer Jessica Busenburg read through the five-year forecast. It is projected that the school will be in a positive shape. The school board approved the forecast and the other treasure recommendations.

The school board also approved:

•The revised contract with the Knox County Educational Service Center for Title I Services at St. Vincent DePaul for the 2019-2020 school year.

•The shared services agreement with River View Local School District for transportation for a student to Coshocton County MRDD for the 2019- 2020 school year.

•The estimate from MAC Heating and Cooling Inc. for a replacement refrigeration system for the high school kitchen freezer.

•Approved various personnel matters.


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